German foreign intelligence chief forced out: Media

Reuters , Tuesday 26 Apr 2016

The head of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency is being pushed out of his job on the demand of the Chancellery, German media reported on Tuesday, citing government sources.

German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and broadcasters NDR and WDR reported that Gerhard Schindler, 63, who has been in the post since 2012, would be replaced by Bruno Kahl. No reason for Schindler's departure, which would come as a surprise, was given.

Neither the government nor the BND were immediately available to comment on the report. 

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